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Subtopic 6: The Role of Money and Special Interests in Politics (February 2018)

Leading Questions: How have money and special interests influenced politics, for good or for ill? What is your position on the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court? Should the role of lobbyists for special interests be restricted? Should there be stricter conflict of interest rules? What are the implications of your position for President Trump’s “negotiating a deal” approach to politics?

Conversation Partners: 

  • Kimberly Conger, Assistant Professor of Political Science & Public Administration, University of Cincinnati 
  • Frank Hill, Director, The Institute for the Public Trust, Raleigh, NC 

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